Coronavirus disease (also called COVID-19) is an infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus), one of the most recently discovered types of coronaviruses. Those who have this disease may or may not experience COVID-19 symptoms, which range from mild to severe.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported â€“ ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Some people do not show symptoms at all.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
This list is not all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
If you are currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19.
If you’re experiencing severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, seek medical attention right away. The CDC recommends calling your healthcare provider or facility to let them know that you may have COVID-19 which will help them to take steps to keep others from being exposed.